Whooping cough in California, USA

Health authorities have reported a significant increase in cases of whooping cough since the beginning of 2011. A total of 1,189 cases have been reported - nearly double the number from the same period last year. No deaths have been registered.

Travellers, especially children, should ensure that their childhood vaccinations are up-to-date.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Whooping Cough.

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